Sunday, November 22, 2009

Gentle Encounter

Saying it has been a busy week for me is putting it mildly! In between picking kids up from school or soccer practice and taking Krissy to her job (and picking her up) and parent/teacher conferences for Mac I haven't had much time to do anything! However because I "needed" to stitch my stitching time was from 11pm until about 1 am....who needs sleep anyways?! LOL

I decided yesterday to have a day of stitching and watching The Pretender. I love this TV series. Too bad they cancelled it in 2000. They really need to bring it back. If all goes well I might even get to watch some more of Jarod (Michael T. Weiss) today! :)

Here is what I have been working on this week. I'm not sure if I mentioned it on my blog but I decided to start a new project. It is called Gentle Encounter from and old issue of Stoney Creek magazine.

Last week we got a letter from Devin. :) He is doing fine, a little homesick, but otherwise boot camp seems to be okay for him. I miss him terribly but it helps knowing he gets to come home for Christmas. I am counting the days down!!

Have a great week!

Friday, November 13, 2009

A Soccer Mom

I meant to get this posted yesterday but I didn't get a chance to which also means I didn't get a chance to do any stitching either. :(

Remember about a month ago I said I was done with sports practice until Spring. HA! I was wrong! Krissy and Allie decided to go out for soccer. While the season doesn't officially start until March they are in the "conditioning" season which means twice a week they meet for workouts/practice. I guess it is official.....I am a soccer mom now. Oh, and if that isn't enough to keep me running around Krissy has gotten her first real job. She will be bagging groceries at a local grocery store after school in the evenings.

I'm off to try and get a little stitching in tonight. :)

Have a great weekend everyone!

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

A Gift for Megan

Wow 2 posts in one day! I am starting to get a little scared of myself! lol Yesterday Megan received a wonderful package from Michelle. Michelle sent her this gorgeous pink sweater! I know she was concerned if the sweater would fit or not but I was pleased to tell her that if fits perfectly. :) I know Megan loves it because when I tried to take it off of her she started crying and as soon as I put it back on her she stopped and started smiling. I do believe that Megan is going to be a girly girl....which is fine with me as the other 2 girls were complete tomboys until they hit their teens. :)

Thank you so much Michelle!!!

After our little photo shoot today Megan was nice enough to take and extra long nap and let me stitch peacefully until the kids started rolling in from school. I was able to stitch a couple of the presents. If I can keep getting in the same amount of stitching in every day I would be done with the stocking within a week. Notice I said if .....I am not holding my breath on that one but it would be nice to have this one finished so I could move onto something different.

Have a great evening!!

A Stitching Update

I hope nobody has a heart attack but I actually have a stitching update! Saturday and Sunday I had my own SAT. :) I would have rather been at the hospital with my mom but Friday I started not feeling well so I had to stay away from the hospital. As you can see I am just about to the halfway point on Mine All Mine. Yay! However, due my non stop stitching I ran out of DMC 922 which just happens to be one of the main colors. Darn that means a trip to Hobby Lobby. :)

My mom was released from the hospital on Sunday and is quite happy to be home in her own bed! I can't say I blame her those beds are never comfortable.

Have a great day!

Friday, November 06, 2009

A Crazy Week

It is hard to believe it finally Friday! It has been stress filled week for me. My mom had a triple by pass AND a heart valve replaced on Tuesday. The surgery took 6 hours but I did have some to divert my attention. Devin was sworn into the Army that same morning so I spent part of the time at the swearing in ceremony. It was a sad/happy occasion for me. I was sad to see him go but happy that he is doing something that he wants to be doing. I was worried I would fall completely apart but I managed not to become a pile of mush. :) I did get teary eyed as I gave him hugs good bye.

Devin being sworn in as a soldier of the Army.

As an official soldier of the Army. :)

Devin saying good bye to his baby sister.

As for my mom, she is recovering from surgery pretty good. She is extremely sore but is up and moving around slowly. :)

Also this week was parent teacher conferences for the girls. Krissy has a GPA of 4.125. She is taking 3 Honors classes this year. She had a total of 6 A's and 2 B's. :) Allie has a GPA of 3.875. She is also taking 2 Honors classes. She had a total of 5 A's and 3 B's. :) I am extremely proud of both girls!!

With everything going on this week I haven't been able to stitch much. :( I have decided to focus on Mike's Christmas stocking until I get it finished. I am only about 25% done so I really need to get my rear in gear and get it finished!

Have a great weekend!!